Attempted Strong Armed Robbery Reported

This Timely Warning is being issued by Benjamin Hunter, Chief of Staff & Executive Director of Public Safety – Office of the President

On Saturday April 14, 2012 at approximately 3:15 a.m. the Butler University Police Department received a 911 call on an attempted strong armed robbery occurring in an alley near the 4600 Blk N. Rookwood Avenue. An Indiana University medical student reported that he was approached in the alley by an unknown male wearing a red sweater. The suspect demanded money. The victim, not associated with Butler University, exchanged punches with the suspect and ran.

City and University Police responded and searched the area. A suspect was not located. This location is off-campus south of Hinkle Field House. The case will be assigned to investigations.

Students, faculty, and staff are reminded that BUPD offers 24 hour transportation escorts by calling 317-940-9999. An Emergency Notification was sent using the Dawg Alert system during this incident.

This Timely Warning is intended to make the campus community aware of a specific incident. Timely Warnings may posted on the University police Department’s web site only when an incident does not constitute use of the Emergency Notification System (DawgAlert). As a reminder, you can sign-up and update your contact information in DawgAlert by visiting this link

This timely warning is meant to fulfill the requirement of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act is a federal law that requires universities to disclose certain information about campus crime and security policies.

If you have questions, concerns or would like additional Crime Watch tips, please contact University Police at 317-940-9396.

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